Upgrading and increasing the capacity of Soniplastics inc.’s cooling system – its chiller and water towers – yielded sizable savings and profits, according to Robert Laroche, the director of maintenance at the Boucherville, Que. plant.
Tech Tip: Verifying chiller motor conditions
This time of year many plants are starting up their chillers. Common testing for electric motors includes vibration analysis for mechanical components and insulation resistance (Meg-Ohm) testing for winding insulation.